Friday, January 31, 2014

Here is a lovely 'Vivid Vases' card.

Good morning!
Here is a lovely 'Vivid Vases' card.
Gosh.....I just can't get enough of this stamp set.
And honestly- when first viewing it in the catalog I would not have guessed that I would have used it so much & in so many different ways.
 I also love black & ivory cards!

This is the other card everyone at Cathy's party did last night!
Wowser......Cathy had a great party!
 I enjoyed getting to share with everyone.

'Vivid Vases'
cs:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black
dp:  Modern Medley Designer Paper
ink:  Black Stazon
markers:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Real Red & Pear Pizzaz
supplies:  Big Shot, Starburst framelit, Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon, Banner Punch (SAB), dimensionals, glue dot

Woo Hoo!
It is Friday!!
I hope you have a FABULOUS day!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration- LOTS for everyone! 

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I am lovin' this Spiral Flower Die & the Envelope Punch Board together!

 Good morning!
Here is a card everyone joining me at Cathy's workshop will get to make tonight!
I can't wait to share with all of them.
Cathy loves she use to own a flower shop.
Isn't the Spiral Flower die just beautiful!
Check out the way it opens up!
I made it with the Envelope Punch Board.

And did you notice that I used my favorite product?
The Scalloped Tag Topper punch.
I actually made 3 of them (Whisper White, Real Red & Mambo Melon) & layered them.

And this card is so totally not what I had in mind when I started creating last night.
It is funny how things just come together.

'Love You to the Moon'
cs:  Real Red, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
dp:  Fresh Prints Paper Stack
ink:  Real Red
supplies:  Big Shot, Spiral Flower Die, Red Stitched ribbon, White Organza ribbon, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Envelope Punch Board

Oh my......gotta run!

I hope you have a wonderful day!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Check out the new Sprial Flower Die & these beautiful Roses!

Good morning!!
I have made alot of these roses lately.
Here are some of them.
Manda & Lindsey are in charge of decorating the teachers lounge for the month of February!
So we made stemmed roses & heart banners.
Aren't these roses just beautiful!
 I put them on wires for their stems & then the girls
 are putting them in vases with red beads in the bottom of them.
Check out the new Spiral Flower Die- #129379= $17.95
pg. 32 in the Occasions Catalog!

Here are some NOTES:  
  • I used a water bottle & misted both side of my spiral flower cut out, blotting off the excess water.
  • Then I rolled the spiral cut out from the small end outward to form the rose.
  • I released or relaxed the rolled flower for it to be my desired fullness I wanted for my finished rose.
  • I used Liquid Glue on the big circle at the end of the spiral to hold the flower together.
  • I then SMASHED the flower down to give it a more vintage or real look, by pressing down on it with my hand to flatten it some.

Last night Brayden & I had fun while Papa & Nathan went to the Iowa BB game.
Tonight Susie's Hair Hut is open for business & then I'll be stamping the night away.
Woo Hoo!!
Cathy is having her annual Stampin' Party tomorrow night!
And then I have my monthly Stamping Group on Sunday to get ready for too with Jenny being our hostess this month!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hip-Hip Hooray Card Kit! Hip Hooray Card Kit
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20 Handmade cards for less than $20! 
They’re thoughtful, they’re beautiful, they’re handmade, and they take just minutes to make! 
The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit contains everything you need (minus scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for a variety of occasions. 
The kit is perfect for busy crafters -- or those who are just getting started! 
It also makes a GREAT GIFT!

The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes:

  • Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
  • Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
  • Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads)
  • Full-color instructional brochure
Look at all the cards your can make with the Hip Hip Hooray Kit! 
(Click here to view flyer. Card samples are shown on the second page of the flyer.)

Check out our new Texture Boutique Embossing Machine!!

Don't you just LOVE this!
Be sure to try it out at my upcoming classes!
It is now available to purchase!
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
#132657= $29.95
It's embossing made easy. Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments, and more. Use it with our Stampin' Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.


Wekly Deals- Jan 28- Feb 3

Woo Hoo!!! It is Sale-a-bration time!!!

Good morning!
Woo Hoo!
YES- it is Sale-a-bration time!!!!!!
My favorite time of the year!
Don't you?
Click here to see the Salea-bration Catalog!
If you don't have a copy of your own Sale-a-bration Catalog, 
please let me know & I'll be sure to get one to you!
Check out this super cute card that I made for my downline meeting on Saturday!
It is using all new Sale-a-bration products!
I just love the bright springiness of it!

I would like to thank demonstrator Ronda Wade for this cute layout that I CASED.
 I totally changed the colors & added the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder 
& an extra layer to it.
'Petal Parade' (SAB)
cs:  Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
dp:  Sweet Sorbet (SAB)
ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe
supplies:  Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit (Crisp Cantaloupe Twine),
Lace Doilies, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Paper Snips,
Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB), Paper Piecing Tool, Paper Piecing Mat

 It is another COLD day in Iowa!
School is delayed again this morning for 2 hours due to the cold.
Deke left super early this morning for another meeting.
He is at the State Capitol today in Des Moines for a meeting.
Tonight Nathan & Deke will be going to the Iowa BB game.
Brayden & G'ma will enjoy a quiet evening at home together.

Brayden leaves tomorrow for a trip with his mom & Mike for 2 weeks.
Gosh....what will we do without him here for that long?

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Check out this New Ampersand Embossing Folder!

Good morning!!
Here is a quick card I made using the new Occasions Catalog Ampersand embossing folder.
I saw an card at Leadership that was embossed like this, 
so here is my version of it!
I love how the Baked Brown Sugar card stock goes with the Gold's.
I think they go so well together!
Notice how the Vellum Heart Designer Paper is punched out with the 1/2" Circle Punch?
We did this on our Make & Takes at Founders last fall too! 

This card kind of goes against my rule of combing gold & silver together.
Years ago I would have never done that!
Now I do it often with my jewelry & clothes too.
Funny how trends & fashions change.

If you look closely you can see that I used the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
 on the main card piece that is Basic Gray.
This embossing folder is a free item you can earn during Sale-a-bration for FREE.
'Happy Watercolor'
cs:  Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Baked Brown Sugar, Silver Foil, Gold Shimmer
dp:  Gold Fancy Foil
ink:  Basic Gray
supplies:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB), 1/2" Circle Punch,
Paper Snips, Gold Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

This cold & wind are wicked!
It was blowing at least 40 mph last night.
And it is still going strong now.
Sigourney Schools are delayed 2 hours.
I might end up going to Manda's today to keep the boys.
We have a funeral at church today & I'm on the luncheon committee 
so am off to get my food made to run to town.

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Stay warm & safe!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

More with the 'Petite Petal' stamp set & coordinating puch

Good morning!
We had a fun day stamping yesterday!
I had a full house with my downline team here!!
Wouldn't you like to join my team so you could attend an all day stamp class with me?
I'd love to have you join me! 

This awesome card I'm sharing today was created by my downline Dawn Klein.
I shared another card she created earlier this week & commented about how I love her vintage style.
Isn't it just beautiful!
She used the new Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper that you can earn for free 
during Sale-a-bration- beginning Tuesday!
 I will update this post with a supply list soon!

I have LOTS to catch up on today.
I am finally home today- Woo Hoo!
And I am going to hopefully get alot of things checked off of my long list of things to do!

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Here is another 'Petite Petals' card!

Good morning!!
Today is my downline meeting here at our home.
I've been a stamping the night away getting ready for it.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone & spending our day together stamping!

 I saw a card on Pinterest similar to this.
And so this is what I came up with!
For some reason I'm totally in a black mode.
Gosh.....every card I made last night & this morning has black in it.
And I rarely use black.....but it is just so striking!
 'Petite Petals' & 'Geometrical'
cs:  Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
dp:  Modern Medley Designer Paper
ink:  Black Stazon
supplies:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Petite Petals punch, Basic Rhinestones, Little Leaves Sizzlit, dimesnionals

 Gotta run!!
Still lots to do.
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Oh my Mr. Moose!

Good morning!
While at Leadership a couple of weeks ago I got an awesome card from 
my dear Canadian friend- Karen Duke.
She used this moose & did the Painter's Tape Technique on it. 
On her card she used Soft Sky as the base of her card.
So here is my version of her card that I CASED.
Isn't it just an awesome guy card?
I absolutely love it!

'Walk in the Wild'
cs:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Black
ink:  Black Stazon, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky
other:  Painter's Tape

I had a full house stamping with me last night.
Oh baby it is COLD out there......
And I'm so glad that everyone came out on such a freezing winter night to join me.

Tomorrow I'm having a big downline meeting here at our home for my directs 
& all of my adoptees too.
So I have LOTS of stamping & things to get done tonight after work.
I'll be burning the midnight oil forsure.

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hello- 'Peachy Keen'!

Good morning!
Here is a cute card I made using lots of new Occasions Catalog products.
 'Peachy Keen'
cs: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabanan, So Saffron
dp:  Retro Fresh Designer Paper
markers:  Tangerine Tango & Coastal Cabana
supplies:  Big Shot, On Film Framelits, Arrows Textured Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Circle), 3/8" Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon

NOTE:  There is a stamp for the camera in the set & also in the framelits.
They are reverse image though- so as you see above I didn't stamp the camera, I just used the framelit to cut it out & use it that way.
You can see up close the pressed images in the camera when you see it in person.

Tonight is my rescheduled Stampin Night class here at our home.
I hope that everyone makes it.
Sigourney Schools are delayed 2 hours this morning due to the deep cold temps.
I'm off to scrub & set up tables & hopefully get alot done before the boys get here.

I hope you have a very special day!!
Stay warm!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A 'Perfect Pennants' tag card

Good morning!

Here is a simple card that I created using the new set 'Perfect Pennants'.
And of course I'm using my favorite new product- the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch again!
Check out the fringe along the bottom of the tag using the new Fringe Scissors.
Pretty cool huh!
Isn't this a bright & cheery card that you could send to almost anyone for many different occasions?

'Perfect Pennants'
cs:  Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White
ink:  Real Red & Pool Party
supplies:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots embossing folder (SAB), 
Sweet Sorbert Accessory Pack (twine- SAB), 
Merry Mini's punch pack (Star), Fringe Scissors, Retro Fresh Washi Tape, 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Yesterday was a busy day....
We've been working really hard at potty training & the boys are doing great!
Then we sold hogs in the frigid cold last night.
Brayden helped us- he is quite the little farmer boy!

Tonight I have lots of stamping & cutting to do after work to get ready for my 
Stampin' Night here tomorrow night. 

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Weekly Deals- January 21-27, 2014

Here is another Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek!

Good morning!
This is a card that my downline Dawn Klein created 
for a shoe box swap that we did at Leadership a couple of weeks ago.
I LOVE it!!!
I LOVE her vintage style!
She is an amazing stamper!
Isn't this card just stunning?
And is showcasing the cool 'Banner Blast' set & coordinating Banner Punch
 that are both Sale-a-bration products & available beginning
next Tuesday, 1/28/14.
'Banner Blast' (SAB)
cs:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
dp:  Modern Medley
ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
supplies:  Big Shot, Arrows Textured Embossing Folder, Banner Punch (SAB), Basic Pearl, Small Heart Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Linen Thread, Crochet Trim, Glue Dots

What a LONG trip I had to deliver stamps last night.
I am so appreciative to those that connected with me.
When I left home it wasn't doing anything weather wise.
About 15 mins from home it started spitting slushy rain, that turned into snow.
And it took me 4 1/2 hours to do what normally takes me a little over 2 1/2 hours.
I was driving 35 miles per hour on I80 on the way up & all the way home too on Hwy 1.
Had I ever dreamed that the predicted snow showers were going to amount to several inches of WET, Heavy Snow & slick roads- I would have reschedule.
Anyways.....I'm so thankful that I made it home safely.

Nathan had an early meeting this morning, so I'll be taking Brayden to school this morning & picking up the twins at their home to bring to our home.
Then tonight I'm a farmer, helping Deke,  as we sell hogs.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek!!!

Good morning!
Here is a sneak peek at a card I made using new SAB products for my GoDivas group.
 I will update this post a supply list soon!

'Petal Parade'- SAB flower stamp
Sweet Sorbert- SAB Designer Paper 
Sweet Sorbert SAB Accessories Pack- Summer Starfruit Twine
Decorative Dots- SAB Embossing Folder

Note:  Sale-a-bration starts next Tuesday- 1/28/14 & goes through 3/31/14!!

Cathy & Judy had an awesome Stampin' Party yesterday!
I'm so glad that so many came to join us to stamp!!

Gotta run......
Sigourney kids don't have school today (Teachers In Service), so I have all 3 boys today.
Then doing my monthly stamp delivery run to Iowa City & along the way tonight after work.
Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A 'Big Wish'

Good morning!
Here is a quick post.
This is another one of the cards that everyone joining me at my January classes will be making.
I LOVE this cool fold!
Look at the square window!
'Big Wish'
cs:  Real Red, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
dp:  Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
ink:  Real Red
supplies:  Big Shot, Simply Scoring Tool, Square Collection Framelits, Dimensionals, Word Window Punch, 2 way Glue Pen, Glue Dots, Candy Dots

We had a really nice time with Deke's family last night celebrating our Christmas.
Plus it was our great- niece Riley's 1st Birthday too!
Brayden came home with G'ma & Papa & spent the night.

Today I'm off to a big workshop with Cathy & Judy being co-hostesses.
I can't wait to see everyone & spend our afternoon stamping together!
It will be so much fun sharing so many things from the new Occasions Catalog with all of them.

I still have some more cutting & packing up to do so gotta run.
I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

'Vivd Vases'

Good morning!
Here is another one of my January class cards.
I think that this stamp set is so cute & modern.
Don't you like the designer paper on the vases?
(I will update this post with a supply list sometime soon.)

Wow a very busy next 2 days!
I'm a farmer this morning helping Deke sort & move hogs from one of the outside lots.
Nathan & Steven are coming to help us.
Then I'll be finishing cooking my ham, gravy & chicken/noodles to take to Deke's family's Christmas that we'll be having later this afternoon/evening.

 I still have alot of card stock to finish cutting for my workshop tomorrow, so will be burning the midnight oil tonight.
Cathy & Judy are my 2 hostesses for tomorrow!
They have alot of friends coming & I can't wait to see everyone & spend our afternoon stamping together.
I just pray the weather is good & everyone can make it.

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 17, 2014

'Flowerfull Heart'

 Good morning!
Here is another one of my January class cards.
I love the doily.
This would make an awesome Wedding, Anniversary or Valentines card. 
 The little Banner Punch key is neat!

Check it out opened up!

 The bottom flap is not sealed so that you could put cash or a gift card in it.

'Flowerfull Heart' & 'Follow My Heart Stamp'
cs:  Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
ink:  Strawberry Slush
supplies:  Whisper White Twine, Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Envelope Punch Board, Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Banner Punch- (SAB)

What a blustery winter night we had.
It was such a bummer that so many didn't make it to class last night.
Oh the joys of living in Iowa in the winter is so unpredictable.

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

'Simple Stems' from the New Occasions Catalog

Good morning!
Here is a swap that I did for my GoDiva's group using New Occasions Catalog products.
Isn't it bright & Springy?
 'Simple Stems' & 'Four You'
cs:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding
dp:  Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper
ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight
supplies:  Big Shot, Secret Garden framelits, Banner Framelits, Large Oval Punch, Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Tonight I have a house full coming to stamp with me!
I can't wait to share lots of new products from the New Occasions Catalog with them.
Hopefully the weather isn't bad so everyone can make it.

I hope you have an AWESOME day!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

'Language of Love'

Good morning!
Here is a quick Valentines card I did.
I used the set 'Language of Love' from the Occasions Catalog.
 And I added a tag to you know that I love the New Scallop Tag Topper.

'Language of Love' & 'Teeny Tiny Wishes'
cs:  Raspberry Ripple, Naturals White, Smoky Slate
ink:  Raspberry Ripple
supplies: Big Shot, Scallop Tag Topper, Raspberry Ripple ribbon, Word Window Punch, Full Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Adorning Accents (hearts), Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, Basic Rhinestone, dimensionals

Yesterday was an eventful day!
Drake put a popcorn kernel that didn't pop into his nose late yesterday afternoon
& had to go have it removed.
So Brody & Brayden both went with us last night to sell hogs.
I stayed up late working on swaps & upcoming class projects.
I have so much to catch up on from being gone last week. 
The twins & I have to make a quick trip this morning to Osky.
Tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil again getting ready for my classes I have this week.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Weekly Deals- January 14th through 20th!

A NEW products coming SOON!

SOON we will be getting a new product called Blendabilities .... 
which are Alcohol based markers.  
They are AWESOME!!
I got to actually use them & color with them while I was at Leadership last week!

 They will be packaged in packs of three for $11.95.
In shades of light, medium & dark.
  • There will also be a group of skin toned markers.
  • And one the is like an eraser that picks back up color if you get outside the lines!
  • We'll also have a new Memento Black ink pad to use with these new markers. 
  • They will be available some time in first quarter of this year (by 3/31).
  • If they sell well ... we will get more colors.
  • Stampin' Write markers will continue to be in our catalog (no worries).
  • I can't share a picture of the actual markers until the product is available to purchase.
Another new item is a personalized stamp for monograms and customize wording.  
It should be available at the end of January.  
Here is a photo of one that they shared with us at Leadership.
This stamp will come in a few different options & they are the Photopolymer style.

Personalized stamp leadership 
Another Stampin' Up! promotion going on is-
Join the Paper Pumpkin & get free markers!

When you sign up for AS A NEW Paper Pumpkin membership between January 11 and February 10, you'll get a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers! (a $14.95  value)
At Leadership I got to see a sneak peak of our upcoming months of Paper Pumpkin and they just loved them all!  They have been stepped up some & are awesome!
I can't wait to get mine!  Click HERE to join!
Just add my name SUSIE WOOD to your subscription please!